Nikon D810 Announced, available for Pre-order.
Two years after Nikon announced its high megapixel Nikon D800 and D800E, its time for Nikon D810. Nikon D810 has been officialy announced today and is available here D810 FX-format Digital SLR Camera Body.
The D800 and D800E, added to Nikon’s lineup of Nikon FX-format cameras in March 2012, drew great attention from professional and advanced amateur photographers as digital SLR cameras offering superior image quality nearly equal to that of medium-format cameras. Interestingly Nikon claims D810 to be the sharpest & best image quality in Nikon history.
This is the first digital SLR camera in Nikon’s history to offer a minimum standard sensitivity of ISO 64.
Check out what the specifications say,
Key Specifications of Nikon D810 includes :
36.3MP Full-frame CMOS sensor (no AA filter)
ISO 64-12,800 (expands to ISO 32-51,200)
Electronic first-curtain shutter and redesigned mirror mechanism
New ‘RAW Size S’ 9MP Raw mode
Expeed 4 engine
Max 5fps shooting in FX mode, 7fps in DX (with battery grip + EN-EL18 / AA batteries)
3.2in 1,229k-dot RGBW LCD screen with customizable color
OLED viewfinder information display
Improved Scene Recognition System allows face detection in OVF mode
‘Split screen zoom’ display in live view allows horizons/lines to be leveled precisely
51-point AF system with new ‘Group Area AF’ mode (inherited from D4S)
New ‘flat’ Picture Control mode (intended to appeal to videographers)
Auto ISO available in manual exposure mode
Zebra strips for focus checking in video mode
Uncompressed HDMI output with simultaneous recording to memory card
Built-in stereo microphone
The major specification difference between Nikon D810 and D800/D800E are :
36.3MP full-frame CMOS sensor with no AA filter (D800E has effects of AA filter ‘canceled’)
5fps maximum shooting in FX mode (compared to 4fps in D800/E)
New ‘Group Area AF’ mode (5 AF points can act together)
New electronic first-curtain shutter and redesigned sequencer/mirror balancer to reduce vibrations
New ‘highlight-weighted’ metering option (to preserve highlight detail in contrasty scenes)
1080/60p movie recording with built-in stereo mic (compared to 1080/30p with monaural audio)
3.2″ 1,229k-dot RGBW LCD screen (compared to 3.2″ 921k-dot RGB)
Power aperture available while shooting video to SD/CF card (compared to only when using HDMI)
The ability to record to memory card while simultaneously outputting video over HDMI
New ‘flat’ Picture Control mode (intended for videographers who need broader dynamic range)
Unlimited continuous shooting (previously 100-frame limit)
On the whole the new Nikon D810 does not look like a complete new package but rather a redefined one. Nikon claims it to be the sharpest and best in terms of image quality which is a welcome fact but is a matter of field test.